Monday, July 29, 2013

Holy Hair Dryer!

So after having my last hair dryer for quite some time, it finally died on me. I blogged about being forced to wear beach waves for a few days because of this tragedy.

On the hunt for a new, updated dryer I started to do a little research. I even dragged my boyfriend to Ulta to test out some dryers. Needless to say he was not super excited to be blow dryer shopping hehe.

I've always loved Hot Tools brand, in fact is was the brand of my very first straightener at the age of 13. I no longer have that straightener, but I do have an old faithful curling iron. After trying a few out Hot Tools blow dryers at Ulta I chose the Crimson Fade Turbo Ionic Salon Dryer.

And, I love it! It's amazing what a good quality dryer will do for your hair. After my first use, my hair was softer and smoother than with my old dryer. It's also pretty affordable at  $59.99, and was on sale that day for $49.99! You can get it here. It has 3 attachments: a diffuser, a concentrator, and a pik. I use the concentrator a lot. It's great for a blow out. It even has a cool setting and heat/speed settings. With so many combinations, this dryer can easily work for anyone with any type of hair.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Clean, Fresh Makeup with a Pop of Color

If your anything like me, some mornings I just don't feel like putting a whole lotta
make up on. I'm way more into watching some TV and drinking coffee in bed until
I absolutely have to get up. Lately I've been just doing a BB cream and powder 
and/or a light foundation with mascara and a touch of blush. It takes all of five 
minutes maybe. 

But for just a little POP or PUNCH, I've been swiping on a bold lip color. These below
are my faves. They are easy to put on without liner, but I'm pretty sure I need a 
mirror for all of them. They all last for a few hours and are very moisturizing/non 
drying. I just bring it along with my in my bag for quick touch ups throughout 
the day. 


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Broken Blow Dryer = No Heat Beach Waves

Yesterday was a sad day. My blow dryer went out on me at 7 AM with a sopping wet head of hair. I believe it was a Conair, poor thing was so old the name had rubbed off. It was a great dryer for time I had it. Now I'm looking for something new with a reasonable price (no more than $60). Any suggestions?

Instead of crying, I improvised. I reached for a favorite of mine, Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. (I always want to say "NOT YO MAMA'S"). This spray was my BFF while at the beach, and I figured I could make it work at home. You just spray into damp hair and scrunch. Let air dry. Super easy. My hair was a little more curly when I did this at beach (thanks sea air!), however I did get really nice wave.

I know, know you all say you can make this spray. Well this one was about $3-4. By the time I'd gather ingredients, it would be easier to just buy this stuff. And it smells great too!

Btw this pic isn't so gorgeous, I haven't mastered the selfie yet. I still feel a bit weird taking pictures of myself, but for hair purposes I needed to show you. Plus I need better quality camera so please bear with me.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Beach/Josie Maran Fun!

So for the last week I have been here! It was a nice, relaxing, but rainy trip. Needless to say I didn't get a ton of sun :(

We had and awesome porch! I even got to enjoy some yummy breakfast and coffee out there every morning.

This is my cutie pie, Lexie, doing some serious dog watching.

I also did some shopping while in Florida at Sephora. I love Sephora. Thank goodness we don't have one at home, I never leave empty handed. I've been wanting to try all of Josie Maran's products. I got argan sample kit ($24 a steal!) and the Infinity Cream ($28). I CANNOT stop using the Argan Infinity Cream. It's amazing for dry patches and it smells so good. I know it's going to be a favorite with all of it's uses. Plus these products are made very naturally and eco-friendly! I'm really loving this brand, I'm going to have to try some of her gorgeous cosmetics. Find these items at or

I mean look how gorgeous the packaging/color is?